Childcare is expensive. And it’s often more expensive for women. When it comes to paying for care, it’s often calculated against the Mother’s salary. Drop-offs, pick-ups, or managing the responsibilities of a paid caregiver, usually falls to women. So, it’s not surprising that women are more likely to leave the workforce, downshift or seek flexibility. under the ongoing demands of managing all-things-childcare in most families.
Savvy job seekers are beginning to look at family benefits and caregiving support. As the job market becomes competitive, it’s the companies that take a stance to support caregiving — for kids, elder parents, and loved ones, that will differentiate how their organizational values are lived in the culture. When organizations offer flexibility, support, and resources to help their workforce manage life’s events — including parenting, the benefits out way the costs.
Our Founder Leslie Forde spoke with Siran Cao, Co-Founder of Hey Mizra about the hidden costs of parenting & how employers can step up to support modern parents. Read the full interview, “Benefits Aren’t Equal. What Parents Need to Know About The Cost of Care”,